DIGITAL MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA
NO ELIGIBLE FINALISTS THIS YEAR
As noted in the introductory text, the absence of any candidates in this category is a matter of timing rather than any lack of activity in the medium format sector. Far from it, it’s busier overall than it’s ever been. However, Phase One’s next-gen IQ4 capture backs were announced back at the end of August, but deliveries didn’t commence until October which obviously doesn’t meet our eligibility requirements. Expect this category to be rather more hotly contested next year with, in addition to IQ4 (especially the 150 megapixels model), Fujifilm’s new GFX 50R and 100 megapixels GFX S model, Leica’s S3 – and whatever Hasselblad may be cooking up right now. Can’t wait.